Posted by Newt on July 08, 2002 at 12:14:25:
In Reply to: Re: Bowiea Volubilis posted by Frank Vincentz on July 03, 2002 at 10:12:34:
: Bowiea volubilis is a self fertile species. At least my single plant used to produce seed without assistance of a second one as pollen donator.
: Medium-sized plants usually produce many dozends to hundreds of flowers a year and as each flower results in three (sometimes more) seeds there should be no lack of seedlings.
: Moreover seedlings are very easy grown. In their first year they show a grass-like leaf only. The typical vines don't appeare before the second year. Flowers will be produced from the third or fourth year on.
: Well feeded plants tend to produce doughter bulbs with the age which can be separated without problems.
: Ask Carole for a second opinion:
: Here are photos of Bowiea volubilis:
Thanks, Frank. I stand corrected. :-)